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Laredo's
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Laredo, Texas, has experienced continuous growth over the years. Between 1960 and 1990 Laredo's population has more than doubled. This is attributed to Laredo's growing importance as a manufacturing and trading center on the Texas- Mexico border, which has drawn increasing numbers of people from the surrounding region. The estimated population figure for 1995 is 155,877 for Laredo, Texas, and 335,000 for Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. By the year 2000, Laredo is expected to increase by 21% to 189,021. The Texas Water Development Board forecasts the City of Laredo's population to increase to 247,380 by the year 2010.

The city of Nuevo Laredo has also experienced continued population growth. Between 1960 and 1990, the city's population more than tripled. This can be linked to the direct trade relationship Laredo and Nuevo Laredo share. Webb County consists mainly of a Hispanic population. The number of dwelling units has also increased. In 1960 there were nearly 16,000 dwelling units. By 1970, this number increased to 18,446; in 1980 the number of dwelling units for 1994 was 40,750.

The median family income for the city of Laredo has steadily increased over the years. In 1970, the median family income was $4,213 and progressively increased to $18,395 by 1990. In 1995 the Department of Housing and Urban Development estimated Laredo's median family income at $24,200.


  U.S. Bureau of Cenusus Population Estimates

 

7/1/90 7/1/91 7/1/92 7/1/93 7/1/94 7/1/95 7/1/96 7/1/04
City 122,899 124,080 129,719 136,528 143,895 149,914 N/A 203,212
SMSA 133,239 134,546 140,774 148,473 156,839 164,278 170,863 224,695


1990 Census Age Distribution
Years Total Percent
0-4 12,206 9.93
5-11 16,878 13.73
12-16 12,521 10.19
17-21 11,974 9.74
22-29 16,204 13.18
30-44 24,741 20.13
45-54 10,185 8.29
55-64 8,170 6.65
65+ 10,020 8.15

Total

122,899 100.0
18 or under 41,746 33.97
65 or older 10,020 8.15


1990 Race & Ethnicity
Race Total Percent
White 87,048 70.83
Black 144 0.12
American Indian 195 0.16
Asian/Pacific Islander 473 0.38

Total

122,899 100.0
Ethnicity Total Percent
Hispanic 115,360 93.87
Other 7,539 6.13

Total

122,899 100.0


1990 Househld Type
Total Percent
Single Person 4,146 12.94
Male 1,705
Female 2,441
Family 27,305 85.25
Non-family 578 1.80
Totals 32,029 100.0
Persons/household 3.84
Average persons/family 4.16


1990 Housing Data
Housing Units Total Percent
Owner Occupied 18,884 58.96
Rental 13,145 41.04

Total

32,029 100.0
Housing Value Total Percent
less than $15,000 744 3.94
$15,000 to $19,999 579 3.07
$20,000 to $24,999 820 4.34
$25,000 to $29,999 882 4.67
$30,000 to $34,999 1,080 5.72
$35,000 to 39,999 1,073 5.68
$40,000 to $44,999 982 5.20
$45,000 to $49,999 1,036 5.49
$50,000 to $59,999 1,760 9.32
$60,000 to $74,999 2,511 13.30
$75,000 to $99,999 2,167 11.48
$100,000 to $124,999 569 3.01
$125,000 to $149,999 337 1.78
$150,000 to $174,999 240 1.27
$175,000 to $199,999 142 0.75
$200,000 to $249,999 141 0.75
$250,000 to $299,999 96 0.51
$300,000 to $399,999 74 0.39
$400,000 to $499,999 21 0.11
$500,000 or more 33 0.17
Owner Occupied Units 18,884 100.0
Median Value $52,500